May 19, 2011

The Greatest Generation Goes to Washington

Seventy five members of "The Greatest Generation" boarded buses and planes on May 14, making their way to Washington to see the World War II Memorial that honors their sacrifice. The trip was made possible by Southeast Florida Honor Flights and a slew of volunteer "guardians" who assisted the aging World War II veterans throughout the day.  
The next honor flight is scheduled for Sept. 24. To volunteer, donate or for more information, click here.
For information on VA benefits for aging and disabled veterans, click here.
Scroll down for inspiring photos of the May 14 Honor Flight.

Some of the send-off crew at Palm Beach Airport

Honor Flight veterans and their guardians enroute to DC 
One veteran and his "guardian"
Young welcoming committee at the Baltimore airport
Donna True and Connie Powers, 86, who served in the Women Army Corps

Ex-Senator Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole came out to meet the veterans

Veterans at the memorial
Welcome back to Florida

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